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Shane Reeves Beats Joe Carr in 14th State Senate Republican Primary
Shane Reeves Beats Joe Carr in 14th State Senate Republican Primary

Shane Reeves wins the Republican primary against Joe Carr in the 14th State Senate special election.

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District 14 Republican Primary: Reeves vs. Carr
District 14 Republican Primary: Reeves vs. Carr

It's time for voters in the 14th Senatorial District to choose the Republican they support to succeed Jim Tracy. Former state Representative Joe Carr or local businessman Shane Reeves.

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Shane Reeves Vs. Joe Carr on WGNS this Friday
Shane Reeves Vs. Joe Carr on WGNS this Friday

Two local candidates apparently have two vastly different campaign styles. That being said, it will be interesting to listen to both sides when they hit the WGNS airwaves on Friday morning at 8:10.

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State Senate POLITICAL FORUM On WGNS
State Senate POLITICAL FORUM On WGNS

A political forum between 14th District State Senate Republican Primary candidates Joe Carr and Shane Reeves will be on WGNS Friday morning, January 12, 2018.

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New Joe Carr Radio Ads
New Joe Carr Radio Ads

Conservative Republican Joe Carr has launched a new series of radio ads on stations throughout the 14th State Senate District.

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Joe Carr launches radio ads in Tennessee Special Election
Joe Carr launches radio ads in Tennessee Special Election

Conservative Republican Joe Carr has launched his first radio ads for the special election in the 14th State Senate Republican primary election scheduled for January 25th.

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Special Election Date for Tracy's State Senate Seat Set
Special Election Date for Tracy's State Senate Seat Set

Dates for the special election to fill the open state senate seat for Rutherford and adjoining counties has been set by Governor Haslam.

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Tracy Endorses Reeves to Fill His Senate Seat
Tracy Endorses Reeves to Fill His Senate Seat

Former State Senator Jim Tracy, who resigned his position this week to accept a job as state director of the USDA, has endorsed Shane Reeves to replace him.

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Carr Seeks Tracy's State Senate Seat
Carr Seeks Tracy's State Senate Seat

Former State Representative Joe Carr formally announces his candidacy to represent Tennessee's 14th Senate District of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Corker NOT Running for Re-Election; Candidate Flood Gates to Open
Corker NOT Running for Re-Election; Candidate Flood Gates to Open

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) announced he would not seek a third term to the upper chamber. Who are possible politicians who may seek the open seat?

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Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature  FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro
Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro

Former State Representative Joe Carr announced Thursday that FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro will be the featured speaker at this year's 9th Annual T-Bones & Politics fundraising event in Lascassas, TN.

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Former State Rep. Joe Carr Comments on President Obama's Failed Immigration Plan
Former State Rep. Joe Carr Comments on President Obama's Failed Immigration Plan

Former Rutherford County State Representative Joe Carr said with the Supreme Court's 4-4 tie vote Thursday, President Obama's unconstitutional immigration plan was defeated.

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Devaney Beats Carr for State GOP Chair
Devaney Beats Carr for State GOP Chair

Chris Devaney was re-elected as chairman of the Tennessee Republican party, defeating former State Representative Joe Carr of Lascassas.

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Former State Representative Joe Carr seeking chairman's seat of the Tennessee Republican Party
Former State Representative Joe Carr seeking chairman's seat of the Tennessee Republican Party

"I've been a Tennessee Republican since 1978, run several successful small businesses, represented the 48th District for 6 years and received over 271,000....

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Politics: Joe Carr, Candidate for U.S. Senate - Releases statement on Senator Lamar Alexander

TN State Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in reaction to Sen. Lamar Alexander going negative and attacking Carr:

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National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee endorses Joe Carr for Senate
National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee endorses Joe Carr for Senate

The Joe Carr for Senate campaign announced that the National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee (NAGR-PAC) has endorsed the campaign...

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Politics: Tea Party Endorses Joe Carr for Senate

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund today announced its support of the Joe Carr for Senate campaign joining a growing coalition standing behind Carr and against incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander.

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Will State Representative Carr get the information he requested on illegal immigrants?
Will State Representative Carr get the information he requested on illegal immigrants?

State Representative Joe Carr sent a letter to Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security requesting information about the possible influx of illegal immigrants into Tennessee.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander not debating Carr or Flinn at this point in the Race to Senate

Lamar Alexander is showing little interest in taking up Joe Carr on a debate challenge in advance of the Republican Senate primary in August.

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Candidate for Lamar Alexanders Seat in Congress speaks out against Internet Tax

If some leaders in Tennessee had their way, individuals conducting business online who have no physical presence or storefront in our state would be subjected to harsh regulations and increased taxes. 

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State Representative Joe Carr signs letter asking TN Education Commissioner to RESIGN
State Representative Joe Carr signs letter asking TN Education Commissioner to RESIGN

State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...

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Joe Carr for Senate Campaign Gaining Momentum: Announces Endorsement of Seven Tennessee Legislators

Today, the Joe Carr for Senate Campaign announced the endorsements of Middle Tennessee Representatives Sheila Butt (R-Columbia), Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), Mark Pody (R-Lebanon), Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg), and Rick Womick (R-Rockvale).

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Conservative Middle Tennessee State Senator Joey Hensley Endorses Joe Carr for U.S. Senate

NASHVILLE - The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of Middle Tennessee Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald).

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State Representative Joe Carr Releases Statement on Common Core
State Representative Joe Carr Releases Statement on Common Core

Statement from Representative Joe Carr in response to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Senator Alexander on Thursday afternoon:

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Political: Local woman seeks election to 14th District Republican Party State Executive seat
Political: Local woman seeks election to 14th District Republican Party State Executive seat

Local woman seeking election to the 14th District Republican Party State Executive Committeewoman seat for the Tennessee Republican Party.

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Politics: State Rep. Joe Carr announces large first quarter fundraising results in run for U.S. Senator Alexanders seat

The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign announced its first-quarter fundraising total of $255,000 – the campaign’s best quarter to date.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander comments on increasing minimum wage for federal employees and Joe Carr for Senate comments on Common Core Standards

“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."

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Joe Carr Asks Sen. Alexander To Stop "Common Core"

48th District State Representative Joe Car addressed a Core Rally in Nashville Wednesday, and called on Senator Lamar Alexander to join with Tennesseans to stop Common Core.

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Local guest included State Senator Bill Ketron, State Representatives Joe Carr, Rick Womick and Mike Sparks
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Interesting Campaign Idea: Joe Carr for Senate Campaign to Raffle Off Handgun
Interesting Campaign Idea: Joe Carr for Senate Campaign to Raffle Off Handgun

UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1. 

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Political News Update: Joe Carr Campaign Directs Attention to Debt Limit Being Considered by U.S. Senate

Joe Carr, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, today released the following statement regarding the debt limit increase being considered by the Senate.

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The Joe Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign Raising Lots of Cash!

The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.

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State Rep. Joe Carr Speaks Out About Abortion and His Pro-Life Stance
State Rep. Joe Carr Speaks Out About Abortion and His Pro-Life Stance

“I’m the only Republican candidate who can be trusted to fight for the unborn. Senator Alexander sometimes claims to be pro-life, but he has made it clear on repeated occasions that he does not support a constitutional amendment protecting life. His unwillingness to stand for the unborn is unfortunate, and yet another reason why he should not be given a third term,” said Joe Carr.

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The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign Announces Major Surge in Fundraising Totals Against Sen. Lamar Alexander
The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign Announces Major Surge in Fundraising Totals Against Sen. Lamar Alexander
On Tuesday afternoon, Republican Joe Carr announced 4th quarter fundraising totals for his primary challenge to Senator Lamar Alexander and highlighted a dramatic surge in contributions over the previous quarter. 
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POLITICAL UPDATE: Adam Coggin Race for State Representative Running Smoothly
POLITICAL UPDATE: Adam Coggin Race for State Representative Running Smoothly
Adam Coggin’s October 29th inaugural fundraiser supporting his race for State House district 48 was attended by more than 100 Rutherford County residents and raised more than $50,000.
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Lascassas Cattleman Rick Peppers Decides to Make Run for State Representative Seat
Peppers suggested in a press release that he escaped childhood poverty through his belief in conservative values, self-reliance, a strong faith and work ethic. 
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TN State Rep. Joe Carr Responds to Senator Lamar Alexander Situation, According to the Carr Campaign
TN State Rep. Joe Carr Responds to Senator Lamar Alexander Situation, According to the Carr Campaign
Tennessee Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in response to news reports Senator Alexander participated in negotiations with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Chuck Schumer over the weekend.
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New Conservative Group Known as
New Conservative Group Known as "BEAT LAMAR" Make Endorsement of Joe Carr
Monday, a group known as "BEAT LAMAR" made an announcement about the Joe Carr campaign.
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MORE Local Campaign News - A New Candidate in for the Seat Currently Held by Rep. Joe Carr
MORE Local Campaign News - A New Candidate in for the Seat Currently Held by Rep. Joe Carr

Dr. Terry, a Republican, stated, “As your state Representative, I’ll support the conservative principles that have made our country great like limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual liberty and personal responsibility. 

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UPDATE: Senator Corker and Congressman DesJalais Comment on Defunding of ObamaCare - State Rep. Carr Also Chimes In
UPDATE: Senator Corker and Congressman DesJalais Comment on Defunding of ObamaCare - State Rep. Carr Also Chimes In

Friday, the United States Senate passed a continuing resolution stripping the House provision defunding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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Carr Asks Alexander to Vote No on Cloture

Sen. Harry Reid has filed for cloture on the motion to proceed to House Joint Resolution 59, the Continuing Resolution. The test vote in the Senate is scheduled for tomorrowWednesday, September 24, 2013, and a second key vote is set for later in the week.

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Joe Carr Said He Would REJECT Samantha Power as New Ambassador to the United Nations
Joe Carr Said He Would REJECT Samantha Power as New Ambassador to the United Nations
“Given her questionable views including some anti-American and anti-Israel statements made in the past, I would have definitely had a compelling reason to reject her confirmation as the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the Senate to do,” says Representative Joe Carr.
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Representative Joe Carr from Lascassas, TN Goes to Chattanooga for a
Representative Joe Carr from Lascassas, TN Goes to Chattanooga for a "Beat Lamar" Town Hall Meeting
An event entitled the “Beat Lamar” Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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UPDATE: County Commissioner Adam Coggin Announces Leadership Team for State Representative Race
UPDATE: County Commissioner Adam Coggin Announces Leadership Team for State Representative Race
Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced the leadership team (see below) for his campaign to become the next state representative from the 48th district.
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More on the 4th Congressional District Race (With Audio)
More on the 4th Congressional District Race (With Audio)
Joe Carr dropped out of the 4th Congressional District Race today at a press conference held in Murfreesboro leaving the race to a head to head matchup between State Senator Jim Tracy and Scott Desjarlais.
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UPDATE: State Representative Joe Car to Challenge U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - With Audio
UPDATE: State Representative Joe Car to Challenge U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - With Audio
"The decision follows months of pleas from conservative activists along with House and Senate members of the Tennessee General Assembly."
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Monteagle Democrat Considering Run Against DesJarlais, Carr and Tracy for 4th Congressional Seat
Monteagle Democrat Considering Run Against DesJarlais, Carr and Tracy for 4th Congressional Seat
According to an article about Sherrell posted by the Tennessee Democratic Party in 2012, “As an activist and Obama campaigner, she learned that the best way to organize is through building one-on-one relationships with like-minded individuals who share a desire for a better America and a better Tennessee.”
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Adam Coggin to Run for State Representative and to Serve Rutherford County
Adam Coggin to Run for State Representative and to Serve Rutherford County

Coggin serves as director of AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro, and he previously served as director of development at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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Congressman DesJarlais and Senator Corker Give Their Opinion on the Newly Passed Immigration Bill

WGNS received an official statement from U-S Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (Republican of the 4th District Representing Rutherford County).

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UPDATE: State Representative Joe Carr Announces Event in His Run for Congress
UPDATE: State Representative Joe Carr Announces Event in His Run for Congress
The cost to attend the reception is $250 per couple and the cost to host the reception is $1,000 per couple.
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Rep. Joe Carr Sends "Open Letter" to Senators Alexander and Corker
Representative Joe Carr delivered an open letter to Senators Alexander and Corker urging them to oppose the “Gang of 8” amnesty legislation up for debate in the US Senate.
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State Rep. Joe Carr Firing Ahead in Run for Congress
In just 6 weeks, Carr’s exploratory committee raised over $205,000 (nearly double the amount raised by incumbent Rep. Scott Desjarlais during the most recent filing period)
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Thomsen Smith picked for leading Congressional Exploratory Committee for State Rep. Joe Carr
Thomsen Smith picked for leading Congressional Exploratory Committee for State Rep. Joe Carr
“We are pleased to secure a fundraiser of Thomsen Smith’s caliber to the Joe Carr for Congress Exploratory Committee. Tennesseans want more principled fighters in Washington, and with Thomsen’s experience we have one more piece in place for Joe Carr to answer the clarion call”, said Lee Beaman.
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UPDATE: Rep. Carr has Proposed Gun Bill that Targets Proposed Federal Laws and Federal Agents
UPDATE: Rep. Carr has Proposed Gun Bill that Targets Proposed Federal Laws and Federal Agents
According to the bill that focuses on firearms and ammunition – it prohibits the enforcement and prosecution of certain federal law implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, concerning certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 38; Title 39; Title 41; Title 49 and Title 62.
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